|Published:||Nov 15, 2010 6:01 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 15, 2010 3:01 PM EST|
OCALA, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys for Wesley Snipes will try to convince a central Florida judge the actor deserves a new trial arguing the jury was biased.
A hearing was scheduled Monday before U.S. District Court Judge William Terrell Hodges. It's unclear whether Snipes will attend.
Snipes argues some jurors decided he was guilty before hearing any evidence and prosecutors hid damaging information about a key witness.
The star of the "Blade" trilogy faces a three-year prison sentence for tax-related crimes. Snipes was found guilty of willfully failing to file federal tax returns.
Defense lawyers say they received e-mails from two jurors who claim that three other members of the jury made up their minds before the 2008 trial began. An e-mail said the verdicts were a compromise.
Snipes has been free on bond while appealing.
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